For their 2nd pick in this year’s first round, Capitals Outsider and the Washington Capitals select defenseman Hampus Lindholm from Rogle of the Swedish Elite League.
Check out Capitals Outsider’s article on the pick HERE
Lindholm is this year’s version of Mika Zibanejad, the player who seems to be a fast riser. The big, mobile defenseman is offensively oriented with questions about his defensive ability. A perfect fit for the tradition of the Washington Capitals if you ask me.
With Mike Green, Karl Alzner, John Carlson and now Lindholm manning the blue line, offense from the point shouldn’t be a problem for a while.
1. EDM – Nail Yakupov, RW, SARNIA STING (OHL)
2. CBJ – Mikhail Grigorenko, C, QUEBEC REMPARTS (QMJHL)
3. MTL – Alex Galchenyuk, C, SARNIA STING (OHL)
4. NYI – Ryan Murray, D, EVERETT SILVERTIPS (WHL)
5. TOR – Filip Forsberg, F, Leksands (SEL)
6. ANH – Matthew Dumba, D, RED DEER REBELS, WHL
7. MIN – Morgan Rielly, D, MOOSE JAW WARRIORS, WHL
8. CAR – Teuvo Teravainen, LW, JOKERIT, FIN
9. WPG – Griffin Reinhart, D, EDMONTON OIL KINGS, WHL
10. TBL – Zemgus Girgensons, C, DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS, USHL
11. WAS – Radek Faksa, C, KITCHENER RANGERS, OHL
12. BUF – Cody Ceci, D, OTTAWA 67′S, OHL
13. DAL – Brendan Gaunce, C, BELLEVILLE BULLS, OHL
14. CGY – Olli Maata, D, LONDON KNIGHTS, OHL
15. OTT – Jacob Trouba, D, USNTDP
Up next is the San Jose Sharks and Blades of Teal at #17.